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      01-05-2020, 06:29 PM   #89
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Dealer here in South Florida claim it's ok for car needing a quart at 3k on stock motor; they treated me as though I were delusional to find this odd. Lucky for me, this is a lease.
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Have you noticed any oil consumption on the m340i either before or after the stage2? There's a m340i near me reporting oil consumption issues on stock tune. 2 qts needed before first oil change at 10k. My z4 M40i is also doing the same thing as the m340i. Makes me hesitant to flash tune, unless you also experienced this before/after. Never had this on my m240i or x3 m40i so don't believe this to be normal of the B58
Might take a while to figure out given it's the "newer" B58
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Very nice build! Very clean! I like power as much as anyone, but just curious if you are going to do any mods to use it other than drag times? Suspension, brakes, etc... It is kinda weird when I read most of the posts on this forum and everyone is so amped up only about 0-60 & 1/4 miles times. I have read very few, if any, posts about suspension upgrades etc. Personally, I think of BMW, Porsche, etc. as more "driver's cars" for carving back roads and race tracks rather than drag strips... But that's just me. Straight line speed is bupkis if ya can't stop it or turn it - IMO...
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Dealer here in South Florida claim it's ok for car needing a quart at 3k on stock motor; they treated me as though I were delusional to find this odd. Lucky for me, this is a lease.
Well the problem is the bullshit 10k mile oil changes. Lol
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Looking good. Love the under-the-radar aesthetic. Nice work!
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I can confirm this is BS and just a way for dealerships to force extra parts on people this way. I had exactly the same discussion with my M340 and BMW dealer in Dresden/Germany for weeks, where he kept on forcing extra M Parts on me, pretending it is legally required due to aerodynamics impact. I ended up reaching out to BMW Ms HQ for help and they confirmed it is BS and has no impact on cars traction. The parts that need to be installed in sets for safety are clearly marked on their website. All others can be installed standalone.
Thanks, I really wanted to know about this but didnt really push that far up. I mean im not complaining I was going to do it at some point anyway.
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So I got a 2020 M340i as a loaner from the dealership whilst my F80 m3 was in servicing. I raced my mate's manual BM3 Stage 2 M4 running CSF top mount cooler, catless downpipes and akrapovic exhaust. My mate was running 295 Yokohoma AD08Rs which are very sticky tyres. He did a 2nd gear launch at around 3k rpm to minimise wheel spin.

On launch, I would destroy him and then on 1st to 2nd gear shift, I would lurch forward on his m4. On 2nd to 3rd gear shift, I would lurch forward a little bit. Then during 3rd gear pull, he would pull on me hard. By the time we are around 130kmh, he would pull ahead of me.

On a roll race, he would demolish me as if I am reversing backwards on him.

Nevertheless, a stage 2 M340i would destroy a equivalent stage 2 F8X until very high speeds that's when the F8X would reel it in.
Very good and fair analysis!


I track my F80 M3 CS and my previous stock F80 M3 and I've autocrossed an M340i at the Ultimate Driver Event. I was impressed at how well the M340i handled a short tight autocross. Very impressed! I got 2nd place by tenths of a second, so I put the car through it's paces. I even almost spun out on one of my warm up laps to see where the limit was.

My honest opinion is that it's a very fast car straight and it's very capable on the track, however, driving home in the M3 CS and tracking it the next weekend have me a fair comparison between them. First of all, the M340i is much heavier. I already feel like the M3 could lose a few lbs, but the M340i needs to drop serious weight. A quick search shows 3900+lbs. that's 3-400 lbs heavier than the F8X. It makes sense-the car is bigger and more luxurious. BMW's own internal docs reflect that the M340i is not for the track. It's simply too heavy to be competitive. Does that mean it shouldn't go on the track? Certainly not. I think lots of fun could be had making this car go fast, but it's not really fair to make comparisons to the F80 using only 0-60 times. The F80 wasn't designed to be a drag king just as the M340i was not designed to be a circuit racer. Any track that isn't just a straight line, the F80 is more capable simply because it's designed to be. It's almost like saying that the F80 is better than a Miata because it's faster on the straights... but we all know who's faster on the turns. Let's compare apples to apples.
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So I got a 2020 M340i as a loaner from the dealership whilst my F80 m3 was in servicing. I raced my mate's manual BM3 Stage 2 M4 running CSF top mount cooler, catless downpipes and akrapovic exhaust. My mate was running 295 Yokohoma AD08Rs which are very sticky tyres. He did a 2nd gear launch at around 3k rpm to minimise wheel spin.

On launch, I would destroy him and then on 1st to 2nd gear shift, I would lurch forward on his m4. On 2nd to 3rd gear shift, I would lurch forward a little bit. Then during 3rd gear pull, he would pull on me hard. By the time we are around 130kmh, he would pull ahead of me.

On a roll race, he would demolish me as if I am reversing backwards on him.

Nevertheless, a stage 2 M340i would destroy a equivalent stage 2 F8X until very high speeds that's when the F8X would reel it in.
There was a video a while back of a E46 M3 CSL going up against a new e90 335i which pretty much walked it.

I predict this will be the same story. Slight feeling of being left behind to progress. I love the F80 waiting for G80 Comp.
I'd still much rather drive the E46!!
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Very nice build! Very clean! I like power as much as anyone, but just curious if you are going to do any mods to use it other than drag times? Suspension, brakes, etc... It is kinda weird when I read most of the posts on this forum and everyone is so amped up only about 0-60 & 1/4 miles times. I have read very few, if any, posts about suspension upgrades etc. Personally, I think of BMW, Porsche, etc. as more "driver's cars" for carving back roads and race tracks rather than drag strips... But that's just me. Straight line speed is bupkis if ya can't stop it or turn it - IMO...
I was hoping to get some new wheels and tires before doing much of that testing.

It's a lease, so I really don't plan on going too crazy with it. Some wheels/tires soon. Possibly a slight drop if/when Dinan releases their compatible lowering kit. Probably a few more carbon pieces as well.

As a photographer, I just wanted something that's quick and looks nice to photograph. It's a happy medium for me between performance and comfort.
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Have you noticed any oil consumption on the m340i either before or after the stage2? There's a m340i near me reporting oil consumption issues on stock tune. 2 qts needed before first oil change at 10k. My z4 M40i is also doing the same thing as the m340i. Makes me hesitant to flash tune, unless you also experienced this before/after. Never had this on my m240i or x3 m40i so don't believe this to be normal of the B58
Fortunately I haven't had any warnings for low oil. I was pretty worried after reading how many people are on that thread.

I'm going to measure it this week and see where I'm at with it.

4,300 miles on it now. So the standard change will be coming up soon anyway. Fingers crossed I can make it there without topping up lol
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      02-03-2020, 08:45 PM   #99
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Some new shots of the car from this weekend!
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Wowzer. Beautiful car and some lovely camera work!
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      02-03-2020, 09:39 PM   #101
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Here's a little video a friend and I put together.

Unfortunately messed up the audio from the exhaust a bit.

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Nice video too. Did you get the 0-60/0-100 done?
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Nice video too. Did you get the 0-60/0-100 done?
We tried, but we found out we were at the wrong section of the air field.

The area we were in was so bumpy, neither of us could really get traction.

When I checked draggy, it was saying 4.5 seconds 0-60.. Worse than stock lol. I'll test it out in a better spot soon.
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Some new shots of the car from this weekend!
wow, that pics are awesome! good job!
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New BMW interiors are really nice compared to the F3X generation.
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